Exporting Reports to an SQL Database

DiskSorter Ultimate and DiskSorter Server provide the ability to export file classification results to an SQL database via the ODBC database interface. In order to be able to export file classification results to an SQL database, the user need to configure the ODBC database interface on the main options dialog.

DiskSorter SQL Database Configuration

In order to configure the ODBC interface, open the main options dialog, select the 'Database' tab, enable the ODBC database interface, enter the ODBC data source name, the ODBC user name and password to use to connect to the SQL database and then press the 'Verify' button to check the specified ODBC interface.

DiskSorter Export Results To SQL Database

Once finished configuring the ODBC database interface, select one or more file categories, press the right mouse button, select the 'Export To SQL Database' menu item and enter the name of the SQL database table to export file classification results to. DiskSorter will connect to the specified SQL database and export the selected file classification results to the specified SQL database table.

Microsoft Excel Import Data From Database

In order to import file classification results from an SQL database to Microsoft Excel, select the menu 'Data - Import External Data - New Database Query' menu item, select the ODBC data source to import the data from, select the SQL database table name that was specified during the export operation, select SQL database table columns to be imported, optionally select the data sorting mode and press the 'Finish' button.

DiskSorter File Classification Results in Excel

For each file category, DiskSorter exports to the SQL database the following columns of data: a unique category ID, the name of the file category, the total number of files related to the file category, the total size of all files related to the file category and the percentage of the disk space used by all files related to the file category.